Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Chile: Major Environmental Award for Cerro Pabellon Geothermal Power Plant

Chile, Cerro Pabellón’s camp earns the Seal of Excellence (Enel Green Power)

Cerro Pabellon geothermal power plant, by Silke Lohmar, Santiago, Chile.
Already at the top of the charts for being the first geothermal plant in South America and the first in the world built 4,500 metres above sea level, Cerro Pabellón, in Ollagüe in the Chilean Atacama Desert, has received another important recognition. The Ministry of the Environment in Santiago de Chile has awarded the prefabricated structures located 25 km from the geothermal plant with the “Seal of Excellence”, part of the Huella Chile program.

A series of actions aimed at improving the camp’s ecological footprint via the quantification, reduction and neutralization of greenhouse gases through mechanisms working to reduce carbon and water footprints and waste production, helped to bring about this result.